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Private Company Valuation Assessments

PRIVATE COMPANY VALUATION ASSESSMENTS – WHAT ARE THEY WORTH?

Mar 16, 2021

In the last 12 months, while most UK businesses have been addressing the challenges of Covid, investors have become disorientated. Fortunately there are now signs of confidence returning, but assessing investment opportunities is nevertheless difficult, especially in the private company world. However, two things are certain: the UK’s entrepreneurial spirit,…

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UKEF & Trade Finance

UKEF & TRADE FINANCE

Mar 16, 2021

The General Export Facility recently launched by UK Export Finance aims to provide greater access and flexibility for UK exporters to trade finance funding. UKEF is the UK’s export credit agency. It exists to ensure that no viable UK export lacks for finance or insurance from the private market, providing…

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SEIS EIS Advanced Assurance

SEIS AND EIS SCHEMES

Mar 16, 2021

If you are looking to raise equity investment in your business, knowing about the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Schemes are a must. These are HMRC approved schemes that allow individuals to invest in early stage or established businesses and obtain attractive tax breaks. The…

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Big Money Energy

BIG MONEY ENERGY – A BOOK REVIEW

Mar 16, 2021

This month’s book review is a little left field and is ‘Big Money Energy’ by Ryan Serhant. Many of you may not have heard of Ryan unless you are an avid watcher of Million Dollar Listing New York, which is a real estate reality TV programme set in New York.…

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Chess game from The Queens Gambit

QUEENS GAMBIT AND STRATEGY

Feb 12, 2021

You may have seen the latest Netflix big hit ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ which is the story of Elizabeth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy rising through the chess master ranks whilst she struggles with various personal issues. It is Netflix’s most watched scripted limited series to date. I admit it doesn’t…

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ESG image

ESG – BECOMING A KPI?

Feb 12, 2021

The ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) acronym is a relative newcomer to the corporate world. However, its origins date back several decades, perhaps to the 1960s when some funds declined to invest in certain controversial sectors, such as tobacco and South African mining stocks. These days, leading companies are required…

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Banking on it

BANKING ON IT – A BOOK REVIEW

Feb 12, 2021

This month’s book review is ‘Banking On It – How I Disrupted an Industry’ by Anne Boden, who founded Starling Bank. Starling Bank is a digital challenger bank for both personal and business customers with a real emphasis on customer service and designing the whole business processes around that customer…

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UK and EU and World image

TRADE POST BREXIT

Feb 12, 2021

It is just over a month since we left the EU and a lot has happened in the interim. Article 16 was invoked and then withdrawn in a dramatic few days of political wrangling over vaccine production and availability. However away from politics and back to day-to-day activities and the…

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CBILS business loan

CONSIDER CBILS BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE

Jan 13, 2021

We start the New Year of 2021 under lockdown 3.0 with the uncertainty and impact this has on our businesses. The roll out of a vaccine is of course very welcome news, but will take time, and no doubt take longer than envisaged. For countless businesses, this will cause yet…

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